SignAgent Importing and ExportingHow to Prepare your SignAgent Pro™ files for Conversion to SignAgent™

How to Prepare your SignAgent Pro™ files for Conversion to SignAgent™

So you've already done tons of great work on big projects in SignAgent Pro™, but now you're interested in all the great automation and collaboration features of the new SignAgent™. Here's how to prepare your SignAgent Pro™ project files so that they can be quickly and accurately converted into SignAgent™.

1. Set up LEVEL Table

SignAgent™ imports location data from InDesign based on pages, so for the import, you should have each level in the LEVEL table correspond to a single page in InDesign, and they should be in the same order.

If your project's levels aren't that simple, just keep to this set up for the import. It's easy enough to adjust groups of signs once they've been converted over to the new system.

2. Group Sign Locations

In order to improve location accuracy, it's important that you group the sign tag with it's location marker, which might include:

  • Leader line
  • Circle/Oval
  • Rectangle
  • Other polygon

For signs grouped with leader lines, the final location will be the end point of the line.
For signs grouped with circles, rectangles, or other shapes, the final location will be the center point of that shape.

Note that if these signs are not grouped, the final location will be the center point of the sign tag.

3. Make sure all Floor Plans are on the Plans or PICT Layer

Only items that are on the Plans or PICT Layer in InDesign will be imported as background plans in SignAgent™.

If you want items other than the floor plans (like a legend or title block) to be imported, just make sure it's on the Plans or PICT Layer in InDesign.

If there is nothing on the Plans or PICT Layer in InDesign for a particular page, then that page will be exported blank.

If any links in your InDesign file are missing, we will not be able to include them in the conversion (for obvious reasons)

5. Sync and Send to SignAgent Team.

Once everything is set up, do a final sync, compress or zip the folder, and send it to the SignAgent™ Team.

Once we receive the files, typical turn around for a properly packaged file is 1-2 business days.

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